Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the Chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.
2021 Chanukah Schedule
Additional programs coming soon!
Chanukah Candle Lightings
6:00 p.m. via Livestream and Facebook
Join us each night of Chanukah as we light the candles as a community.
(Except December 3—we will light as part of Chanukah Shabbat at 6:30 p.m.)
Mascots and Menorahs
Wednesday, December 1
6:00 p.m. in the UH parking lot and via Livestream and Facebook
Join us in the UH parking lot or on Facebook or our website for a Chanukah candle lighting with the UH clergy and Fredbird® and Louie, mascots for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues!
Friday, December 3
6:30 p.m. in person or via Livestream and Facebook
Join us for our annual musical Chanukah Shabbat celebration. We will begin the service with the Chanukah candle lighting.
Chanukah Blessing Sound Files
Chanukah Candles 1
Chanukah Candles 1 – Read
Chanukah Candles 2
Chanukah Candles 2 – Read
Shehecheyanu – Read
For more on the history and traditions of Chanukah click here.